Courage the Cowardly Dog

American horror animated television series

Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999-2002) is an American animated show about a pink and easily frightened, still brave dog named Courage who lives in a farmhouse with Muriel Bagge, a friendly, sweet-natured yet naive Scottish woman; and Eustace Bagge, a grumpy, greedy farmer who regularly mistreats Courage and often refers to him as a "stupid dog".

Recurring quotes


Courage the Cowardly Dog

  • It's Muriel! She's in trouble!
  • Muriel, I'll save you!
  • The things I do for love.
  • I know I'm not gonna like this.
  • I just know something bad is going to happen.
  • Something smells fishy, or my name is 'Stinky Lou Lou'...and thank goodness it's not!
  • ...or my name is [random name] ... and it's not!
  • What do I do?! What do I do?!

Muriel Bagge

  • Courage!
  • Would you like a cup of tea?
  • Needs vinegar!
  • Oh, my.
  • They can take my old photos, they can take my identity. But when they take my Courage, they've gone too far!

Eustace Bagge

  • Stupid dog!
  • Ow! What did I do?
  • What's huh?
  • Get away from me!
  • Muriel, where's my dinner?!
  • Muriel, HUNGRY!

Ma Bagge

  • Oh, hello, Courage! Good to see ya.
  • Eustace, you stupid boy!
  • Where's my stupid son?
  • Your pa was a real man! You can't fill his shoes!


  • I'm sorry, no dogs allowed.
  • I wish you hadn't done that.
  • There's no place to run, and no place to hide.
  • Welcome to [place]. I'm Katz.

Dr. Vindaloo

  • There's nothing I can do, nothing at all.
  • Just keep soaking it.
  • There's nothing to worry about, nothing at all.

Le Quack

  • Qu'est-ce que c'est? [English: What is this?]
  • You haven't seen the last of Le Quack!


  • [recurring line] You twit.

Di Lung

  • Watch where you going, ya fool!
  • I don't think so/I think so.

Season 1


A Night at the Katz Motel [1.1a]

Katz: A little sport before dying, dear boy?

Katz: [after he gets injured] I wish you hadn't done that.

Muriel: Come on, Courage! We're leaving. The service here stinks!

Cajun Granny Stew [1.1b]

Courage: [floating in the air with a balloon tied onto him while searching for Muriel with a pair of binoculars] MURIEL! MURIEL!

Courage: This is all your fault!
Cajun Fox: MY fault?!
Courage: Yeah! You're trying to make a stew out of her!
Cajun Fox: And a right GOOD one she gonna be!

Shadow of Courage [1.2a]


Courage: I don't know how to make it in show biz, but up there [looks to the sky] are the real stars.

Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist [1.2b]

Le Quack: Come here, you pesky little doggy!
Le Quack: How annoying.

[Le Quack, wearing a police uniform, is walking away from the destroyed police paddy wagon]
Le Quack: [stops the iris out from closing] Wait, you have not seen the last of Le Quack. [laughs evilly, then the iris out closes on his beak] Ouch!

Courage Meets Bigfoot [1.3a]


Bigfoot: "Mommy!"

Hothead [1.3b]

Eustace: You look good enough to me.

Courage: Something smells fishy, or my name's Shlinken Hoffer...and it's not.

Courage: "WARNING: When using, do not get angry, do not get mad, do not get upset, or else"?!

Di Lung: Watch where you're going, you fool!

Demon in the Mattress [1.4a]

Eustace Bagg: [reading an exorcism incantation] Hullabaloo, and howdy doo! Musty prawns, and Timbucktu! Yeltsy-by, and hibbety-hoo! Kick 'em in the dishpan! Hoo hoo hoo! [looks confused] Kick 'em in the dishpan, hoo hoo hoo?

Freaky Fred [1.4b]

Eustace Bagg: That freak's not setting one freaky foot in this house!

Freaky Fred: Hello new friend my name is Fred, the words you hear are in my head. I say, I said my name is Fred and I've been very...NAUGHTY.

Night of the Weremole [1.5a]


Mother's Day [1.5b]

Eustace: No, Ma. You always looked good to me.

The Duck Brothers [1.6a]

Italian Cook: Hey! Bring that duck back! What am I gonna serve?
Courage: Strudel!
Italian Cook: Oh! Good idea!

Shirley the Medium [1.6b]

Eustace Bagg: Our differences are settled...! He's dead and I ain't! [Eustace on his late brother to Muriel]

King Ramses' Curse [1.7a]

Eustace Bagge: Well, judging by the markings and the obvious age of the relic, I'd have to say it would be...garbage! [throws the slab out the open window]
Muriel: Eustace!
[Courage runs over to the window and peers out at the discarded slab. Eustace turns on the TV]
Eustace Bagge: Garbage! From King Garbage of the Garbage Dynasty. Stupid dog. Always bringing garbage into the house.

King Ramses: Return the slab.
Eustace Bagge: What?
King Ramses: Return the slab or suffer my curse.
Eustace Bagge: What's your offer?
King Ramses: This night you will be visited by three plagues, each worse than the last. Return the slab.

King Ramses: Oh, come on.

Eustace Bagge: Ha! That's three plagues! You're out of ammo, mister! [snickers] And don't think you can come around here pushing no tote bags on us neither.

[Last lines]
Prof. Frith: At last, the allegedly cursed slab has been returned to King Ramses' crypt, where it will remain buried in antiquity for all time. [the tv shows a picture of a pyramid in the desert]
Muriel: Oh, I wonder where Eustace is.
[Cut to the interior of Ramses' crypt. It is a room made of white marble, with gilded columns on each side. In the center is Ramses' sarcophagus, also made of marble. The slab that had been broken off has been returned to its original state, but with a significant change. The image of Ramses has been replaced with that of a screaming Eustace]
Eustace Bagge: [echoing, from offscreen] Aah! What's your offer?

The Clutching Foot [1.7b]

Pinky Toe: See what? See what?
Big Toe: See this!

Big Toe: Or the fat lady gets it, see?
Little Toes: Yeah! The fat lady gets it!
Pinky Toe: Yeah! The fat lady gets it!

Big Toe: Get going, or I'll put the squeeze on the fat lady, see?

Courage: I don't know why I thought that would work.

Big Toe: Dumb dog, you blow up the money! Quick dog! Get us out of here!

Big Toe: Yeah! You dumb dog! You made me kick too hard, see?

Big Toe: We're gonna knock over Florida, see?
Little Toes: Yeah! Florida!
Pinky Toe: Yeah! Florida! Where's Florida?
Muriel: But knocking over Florida is against the law. I think.

Computer: A fungus? Did you think about regular bathing?
Courage: Not me, the farmer! *His* Foot!
Computer: I'm not surprised. Well, if you want a cure, you're going to have to bring me a sample.

Big Toe: Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Pete, Miami, but not Boca. They can keep Boca. I hate Boca.

Computer: YUCH! PTOOIE! Nasty! There's only one cure for that: Dog spit. Work up a good drool, baby.

Big Toe: And then, the Brass Ring, the Pot of Gold, the Big Bazoolie, the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre.

Eustace: Wool...socks...

Big Tongue: Yeah! A big heist, see? Okay, listen up! Here's the plan, see? Okay, dog. It's like this. Or the fat lady gets it, see?

The Hunchback of Nowhere [1.8a]

[As the Hunchback, Courage's new friend, is invited for pancakes for breakfast with Courage, Eustace enters the kitchen and screams at the Hunchback. He and Courage gasp]
Muriel: Ooh!
Eustace: Didn't I tell ya we got no place for the likes of you? Now get, and stay out!
Muriel: Now, Eustace, he is Courage's friend.
Eustace: That makes it worse!
Muriel: Oh, Eustace, don't make such a fuss. Now sit down and eat your breakfast. I'll even get those little blueberries you like so much.

The Gods Must Be Goosey [1.8b]


Queen of the Black Puddle [1.9a]


Everyone Wants to Direct [1.9b]


The Snowman Cometh [1.10a]

Snowman: The first frozen snowman. That's not too shabby.

Eustace: That's what I tell him all the time! You stupid dog, you stupid dog. He don't do nothin' right.

The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Lovable Duckling [1.10b]


Heads of Beef [1.11a]

Eustace: Where's my dinner? You were gonna make hamburgers!

Eustace: Where's my burger?
Jon Bon: Coming right up!
Courage: Something smells fishy, or my name is Stinky Looloo...and thank goodness, it's not!

Eustace: Stupid dog! OOGA BOOGA BOOGA!

Jon Bon's Wife: I still wanna sink my teeth into that cute little dog.

Klub Katz [1.11b]

Eustace: No sir. Not getting out of this chair!

Muriel: The fresh air, the blue seas, the sky forever.
Eustace: Blah blah blah! Where's my chair?

Eustace: Stupid helicopter dog!

Katz: Hey! That's my washing machine!
Eustace: Hey! That's my chair!

The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space [1.12a]

[Courage and Muriel are sitting on the porch]
Muriel: Oh! There's Eustace with my slipper.
[Eustace, headless and carrying Muriel's slipper, walks towards Courage and Muriel]
Courage: [screams in horror, then stops the iris out from closing] This still shouldn't happen to a dog. [The iris out closes on his nose] Ow!

Journey to the Center of Nowhere [1.12b]


Little Muriel [1.13a]

Little Muriel: [after Courage makes Macaroni and Cheese] This stinks. I hate it this way.
Courage: What's wrong with it?
Little Muriel: Less cheese. More macaroni. Less macaroni. More cheese! More cheese and macaroni. TOO MUCH MACARONI! Ooh, perfect! I hate macaroni and cheese.

Courage: [fed up] Okay, that's it! Go to your room!

The Great Fusilli [1.13b]

Fusilli: How now, brown cow.

Season 2


The Magic Tree of Nowhere [2.1a]

Dr. Vindaloo: Tsk, tsk, tsk. This is the worst case of boli-boli I have ever seen.
Eustace: What?
Courage: No!


Instant Eel: Oh, Danny Boy. The pipes, the pipes are calling.

Dr. Vindaloo: Aha! Nothing to worry about... But, there's nothing I can do. [leaves through the front door. Courage yanks on his ears, hops around, and howls in frustration]
Eustace: This is all your fault, dog. You and that rotten tree. Now I gotta order take-out for breakfast. [picks Courage up and boots him out the front door] Stupid dog!

Robot Randy [2.1b]


The Curse of Shirley [2.2a]

[Eustace is sitting on the roof.]
Eustace: Bah. Ain't no such thing as curses. [wipes the rain from his glasses] No way, no how. [takes off his glasses and wipes them with a cloth, but is startled by lightning strikes from the cloud, causing his glasses to fly out of his hand and land on the edge of the roof] Hey! My glasses! No! I-I-I can't see! Where?! Where?! [sees a TV antenna] Huh? Muriel? [hallucinates the antenna as a wiry monster, then rubs his eyes] You're not Muriel! [starts wrestling with the antenna as Courage comes up with a blanket] Get off my roof! I don't know who you are! [sees Courage] Huh? Huh? [hallucinates Courage as a giant, sharp-toothed fish, then growls in rage] No solicitors! [charges towards Courage, who screams in fear, and grabs Courage by the throat] Now you get! We don't want any! [throws Courage off the roof]

Eustace: No solicitors! Especially at this hour! You wanna piece of me!? You wanna piece of me!?

Shirley the Medium: The stupid one. He's stupid, right?

[Eustace sneezes. Muriel puts a thermometer in his mouth. He grumbles]
Muriel: You know, Eustace. You should thank Courage for getting rid of that curse.
Eustace: [takes the thermometer out of his mouth and notices Courage wearing his hat] What you doing with my hat, dog? Bah! [snatches the hat from Courage and puts it on his own head, causing the cloud to reappear] Bah! There ain't no such thing as a curse. [gets struck by lightning] Bah!

Courage in the Big Stinkin' City [2.2b]


Family Business [2.3a]

Basil: Zip your mouth shut, dag. Or I'll be fishing you again, I will.

1000 Years of Courage [2.3b]


Courage Meets the Mummy [2.4a]


Invisible Muriel [2.4b]


Human Habitrail [2.5a]

Old Lady Inside Vacuum Cleaner: Let me lay down the ground rules: This is my half of the lint, that's your half of the lint. Remember that and we won't have no trouble.

Mission to the Sun [2.5b]

Eustace: Lousy, stinkin' tube food! [tastes the tube food] Hey, this ain't half bad!

Eustace: Stupid space!

Courage the Fly [2.6a]

Di Lung: Look, I invent extra toe!

Di Lung: I can made you different!

Di Lung: [after turning Courage into a fly] I don't think so. Supposed to be buffalo. Don't know how, but I go back and work on problem. Should be buffalo...Fly...I don't think so.

Courage: I don't know why I'm doing this. But I like it.

Eustace: Stupid dog-fly!

Di Lung: [after turning the general and lieutenant into buffalo] I make you different!

Katz Kandy [2.6b]

Eustace: Stupid water.

Eustace: I hope that's the sound of dinner getting made in there.

Katz: [trying to make Courage lose in staring contest] Blink! Blink! Blink!


Katz: Sad, isn't it?

Nowhere TV [2.7a]


Mega Muriel the Magnificent [2.7b]


Bad Hair Day [2.8a]

Dr. Vindaloo: I was confused by my submarine.

[Muriel is sipping tea as Courage uses tweezers to pull out hair from her legs. Eustace arrives home covered head to toe in hair, laughing]
Muriel: Eustace! What happened to you?
Eustace: [pulls out stacks of money, happily] Money! [starts laughing]

Forbidden Hat of Gold [2.8b]

[Eustace reaches his hand out to get the gold hat but Muriel smacks it away]
Muriel: Can't you read? [points to a sign reading…] "Do not touch."
Eustace: Nope. [chuckles as he takes the gold hat, ignoring the sign]
[The cave suddenly starts to rumble]
Muriel: Now see what you went and done, Eustace?

Eustace: [After being turned to ashes by the gold hat] Stupid hat!

Serpent of Evil River [2.9a]


The Transplant [2.9b]


Car Broke, Phone Yes [2.10a]


Cowboy Courage [2.10b]


Evil Weevil [2.11a]


McPhearson Phantom [2.11b]

[While Muriel folds the last shirt, Courage is relaxing inside a wash basket]
Muriel: Arms in, shoulders back, bend over backwards. Ah, the power of doing housework. [puts the last shirt on top of the three shirts she had already folded. Eustace, wearing a towel, walks into the room. He grabs his shirt that was underneath the three shirts Muriel had folded and pulls it out, causing the three shirts to fall to the floor; annoyed] Eustace.
Eustace: Uh, sorry. You had the pile upside down.
[As Muriel picks up the three shirts, Eustace takes off his towel and starts to put on his shirt. Muriel starts to fold a shirt]
Muriel: Arms in, shoulders back, bend over backwards. Arms in, shoulders back, bend over backwards.
[Eustace starts to button his shirt, but his arms are telekinetically pulled straight down and bended backwards and his back is telekinetically bended backwards. Courage gasps in horror]
Eustace: Muriel, you folded me clothes too tight. What are you trying to do to me?
Muriel: I didn't do anything different, just the usual wash and fluff and fold. Must be the new detergent I'm using.
[Eustace grumbles angrily. He uses his feet to push himself up and walks out while muttering to himself. Courage and Muriel watch on]

[While Eustace reads his newspaper, Muriel polishes his shoes]
Muriel: Beautiful. A good shine can make an old woman look young again.
Eustace: [lowers his newspaper] Ain't nothing gonna make you young again. [puts down his newspaper] So just give me my shoes.
Muriel: [gets up and gives Eustace his shoes] Here you are, [Eustace takes his shoes from her] crabby.
Eustace: [puts on his shoes] Eh, who needs them polished anyway? Just gonna get scuffed. Stupid as showering.[Courage is gnawing on an anchor when Eustace's shoes explode] Muriel! What are you trying to do to me? [grabs his leg] Next time you wanna blow up my shoes, take 'em out back!
Muriel: But I shined them just like always. Maybe they've changed the shoe polish formula.

[Eustace is standing outside when Muriel comes out with his hat]
Muriel: There it is for you, Eustace. I steamed it and blocked it, like always. [gives Eustace his hat]
[Courage comes outside sniffing]
Eustace: Thanks. [takes his hat from Muriel and puts it on his head, but the two chickens that were inside the hat start pecking on Eustace's head. Eustace runs around screaming in pain]
[Courage and Muriel watch on]
Muriel: Must be something new they're putting in the steam.

[Muriel is sitting with Courage on the rocking chair]
Muriel: Some therapist she is. If only we had someone here who could really help.
[Courage gets an idea. He runs upstairs]

[Courage is in the attic, typing on the computer]
Computer: You want to be a licensed therapist? A twit like you? [Courage types on the keyboard repeatedly] Okay. Don't get testy. I happen to be certified to certify. Just answer these questions and you'll have your license.
Courage: Mm-hm.
Computer: One: How do you spell, "our time is up, pay me lots of money?" [Courage types on the keyboard repeatedly] There's no Q in Cincinnati. Twerp. Next question: If Johnny has three apples and Davey has two apples, why don't they just shut up and eat?
[Courage is unsure on how to answer the question]

[Courage is in the attic]
Computer: Congratulations. You are now a fully licensed therapist. [the printer prints out a therapist license, which Courage takes out and looks at. He runs out] Word of advice. Just keep nodding and don't say anything. And so Western civilization crumbles.

The House of Discontent [2.12a]

Spirit of the Harvest Moon: GET OUT.
Muriel: Well that's not very polite!
Spirit of the Harvest Moon: You didn't let me finish.
Muriel: I'm sorry.
Spirit of the Harvest Moon: It's time to hit the road.
Muriel: Well, that's not much better!

Eustace: I'm a farmer! Farmer, farmer, farmer! Ain't stubborn! Ain't, ain't, ain't!

Eustace: At least I got arms and legs, you don't even got a neck. Ha ha ha!
Spirit of the Harvest Moon: Get out of my face.
Eustace: Make me.
Spirit of the Harvest Moon: Wait until midnight comes around.

The Sand Whale Strikes [2.12b]

Sand Whale: You're trying to cheat me like you cheated me before, lckett Bagge. You won that accordion off me in a crooked card game a long time ago and I want it back.
Eustace: Naw. I ain't lckett, I ain't got no accordion, and I don't wanna be talking to no whale.

The Tower of Dr. Zalost [2.13]

Dr. Zalost: What's the good of having all the money in the world if it doesn't bring any happiness? And if I'm not happy, no one deserves to be happy.

Season 3


Muriel Meets Her Match [3.1a]

Muriel: I guess the only thing I can see without my glasses is Eustace's big shiny head.

Courage vs. Mecha-Courage [3.1b]

Di Lung: [laughs] I told you I built better dog. Why You No give up?! Dog! You no good, give me up dog! No Good!

Campsite of Terror [3.2a]

Di Lung: Get rich quick! It works REAL great, I did it, and so can you! All you have to do to learn the secret of my success is send me money! Thats right, it's as simple as that, get out your checkbook, credit card and wallet and send them to ME! When I came to this country, three weeks ago, I only had a nickel. Now I own three apartment buildings and a fleet of limousines!

Record Deal [3.2b]


Stormy Weather [3.3a]


The Sandman Sleeps [3.3b]


Hard Drive Courage [3.4a]


The Ride of the Valkyries [3.4b]

Eustace: Idiot TV! Talk normal!

Scuba Scuba Doo [3.5a]


Conway the Contaminationist [3.5b]


Katz Under the Sea [3.6a]


Curtain of Cruelty [3.6b]


Feast of the Bullfrogs [3.7a]

Eustace: Lousy stinkin' frogs! I'm getting me mallet!

Tulip's Worm [3.7b]


So in Louvre Are We Two [3.8a]


Night of the Scarecrow [3.8b]


Mondo Magic [3.9a]

Dr. Vindaloo: I am no longer a head of lettuce!

Watch the Birdies [3.9b]

Eustace: Where's my breakfast, woman? I'm starving to death!

Eustace: I like to feed the birdies to the cats!

Fishy Business [3.10a]


Angry Nasty People [3.10b]


Dome of Doom [3.11a]

Eustace: Food? Food? I need food! Where's my lunch?
Muriel: Right here.

Courage: Ingredients. Hornets, Pythons, Piranhas!? OH NO!

Eustace: Want more... food. AAAH! Oh, wicket! Where's my dinner?

Snowman's Revenge [3.11b]

The Snowman: Ah. Tutti frutti.

The Quilt Club [3.12a]


Swindlin' Wind [3.12b]


King of Flan [3.13a]


Courage Under the Volcano [3.13b]


Season 4


A Beaver's Tale [4.1a]


The Nutcracker [4.1b]


Rumpledkiltskin [4.2a]


House Calls [4.2b]


Le Quack Balloon [4.3a]

Le Quack: Le Quack is back!

Windmill Vandals [4.3b]


The Uncommon Cold [4.4a]


Farmer Hunter, Farmer Hunted [4.4b]

Eustace: I ain't useless! I'm Eustace!

Father Deer: Every hunting season it's the same thing. We can't take it anymore. I'm gonna put an end to our living in fear. I'm going hunting! [holds his gun] A deer's gotta do what a deer's gotta do.

Eustace: Oh, wicket! Who the heck are you?

Bride of Swamp Monster [4.5a]


Goat Pain [4.5b]


Muriel Blows Up [4.6a]


Profiles in Courage [4.6b]


The Mask [4.7]

Kitty: Dogs are evil.

Mad Dog: I take you from a two-bit joint and make you a class act, and you want to make me second rate? If I even SMELL Kitty, I'll bury the two of you!

Muriel: Oh, Eustace. I'm sorry for all the terrible things I said.
Eustace: That's okay Muriel, nobody's perfect.
[They embrace]
Muriel: I wonder where Courage has run off to.
Eustace: Who cares?

Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog [4.8a]

Di Lung: Watch where you going, ya fool!

Di Lung: Yo, Aunty! What's up?

Di Lung: Oh no! That's your magic silkworm! It sure is transcending this life. Bye-bye, magic silkworm!

Di Lung: Okay, Aunty. I go find someone truly innocent.

Di Lung: Hey, lady with innocent soul! I be your tour guide—show you Great Wall.

Di Lung: I loosen your ankles, when I remove your bones!

Di Lung: This not acupuncture, this de-boning, I taking our your bones.

Di Lung: [Gasp] The good empress, back to reclaim throne! I not carry out resort torture for evil empress! Not de-boning... re-boning!

Muted Muriel [4.8b]

Eustace: Hey, stupid dog, Muriel talking yet?
Courage: Mm-mm.
Eustace: Well go get her to talk, dog! I wanna know if she's gonna make me breakfast!

Muriel: I've had it with you not caring what I think or say!
Eustace: They should make a remote that shuts off people!
Muriel: Don't worry, I'm shutting myself off! I'm not speaking anymore, listen to the TV all you want. You won't be hearing from me again! [Courage tries to protest] Sorry, Courage. My voice isn't welcome in this house, so I'm keeping my thoughts to myself.

Aqua-Farmer [4.9a]

[Eustace meets up with Courage and Muriel.]
Muriel: Eustace, what took you so long?
Eustace: We had to work out a deal for the rematch. If I lose, you're gonna have to pack up your things and move in with the dolphin, and be his sidekick.
Muriel: [Shocked] Oh, dear.
[Muriel has a thought bubble about living with Jojo as a mermaid.]
Courage: [Horrified] No!

Food of the Dragon [4.9b]


Last of the Starmakers [4.10a]


Son of the Chicken from Outer Space [4.10b]


Courageous Cure [4.11a]


Ball of Revenge [4.11b]

Muriel: Eustace, what's all the ruckus?
Eustace: What ruckus?
Villains: Destroy the stupid dog!
Eustace: Eh...
Cajun Fox: Lie, man, lie.
Eustace: That's my friends. It's a men's club. And no dogs allowed.

Muriel: Courage, what big lungs you have.

Eustace: Courage, Courage, Courage! That stupid dog gets all the good stuff around here! I hate that dumb dog!

Cabaret Courage [4.12a]

Di Lung: Watch where ya goin', ya fool!

Wrath of the Librarian [4.12b]


Remembrance of Courage Past [4.13a]

[Flashback to the first time Courage met Muriel]
Muriel: Oh my. Poor thing, out here all alone... what courage you have. Would you like to come home with me?
[Courage cries in joy]
Muriel: I'll call you Courage, we'll have a grand time.
Cruel Veterinarian: "May I talk with the two of you for a moment? In private?"
Cruel Veterinarian: "I know just what to do with the dog, but I like to have a moment with him, alone."
Cruel Veterinarian: "Ready for the trip? It's your turn now!"

Perfect [4.13b]



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